The Idealist

Charlie Douglass

Charlie is a lifestyle journalist with a passion for snooping around people’s homes: the good, the bad and the ugly. She loves innovative interior design, period homes and antiques; loathes things with slogans on, and carpets. She lives in rural Essex with her husband and two children.

Rich blues and creams in an Easter Bedroom Makeover

In this special Easter-inspired makeover, today we join Charlie armed with a paintbrush, some William Morris wallpaper, a chocolate egg and some beautiful solid ...

Get the Look of Soft English Meadows this Spring!

Fill your bedroom with the romance of a soft spring meadow with our design expert Charlie Douglass. This week’s makeover uses soft greens muted ...

Get the Jungle Look with Pantone Colour of the Year: Greenery

Had enough of the real world? Retreat into the wilds by creating your very own jungle den. The tropics are bang on trend this ...

Boys will be Boys

You can have all kinds of fun creating a bedroom for small people, and the interiors industry has certainly risen to our desire to ...

Beautiful, practical elegance in Holland Park

The Scottish owners of this Holland Park property requested a simple, pared down design scheme, free from fuss and clutter. With their young boys ...

Beautiful Snug and Sunday Room

Last week we explored East Sheen, an extended 1920s property built in a mock Tudor style, recently given a design overhaul by Roselind Wilson ...